WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are concerned the Obama administration's suspension of some U.S. aid to Egypt could undercut an ally in the midst of democratic transition and undermine U.S. interests.
In an internal document, House Armed Services Committee staff members outline several criticisms of the Obama administration's decision this week.
They say the administration hasn't set clear conditions for Egypt to recoup the money. And warn the government is weak and the aid cutoff could hamper the Egyptian economy and democracy-building efforts. The action, they add, could hurt the reputation of Egypt's military, a close U.S. partner, and prompt a reaction that hurts American interests.
The suspension affects planned deliveries of F-16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters, M1A1 tank kits, Harpoon missiles and $260 million in cash assistance.
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An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.